Fire safety summary
Briarswood Court (1-28)
(Unique Property Reference Number – 69469)
- Customer services: 0300 5000 926
Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment
- Inappropriate storage was noted in a communal area
How we are managing fire risk in the buildings
- The items were removed from the area
Building construction and external wall
Seven storey concrete structure with brick outer wall
Unless the fire is in your flat or a direct neighbour’s.
Keep your front door and windows closed. Tune in to local TV or radio and wait for further instructions from the emergency services. The fire service will knock on your door if they need you to evacuate.
Hampshire Fire And Rescue Service has also produced a useful leaflet about High Rise Living [adobe pdf / 2 MB].
Means of escape
The best escape route is usually the normal way in and out of your home. There is one route out of your building:
- the enclosed stairwell that leads to the ground floor
Do not use the lifts.
Local fire authority
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
The items below are inspected or serviced to maintain the fire safety of your building.
Frequency of inspection
|Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)||An FRA is an inspection of the common areas of the building to check that fire safety arrangements meet legal fire safety requirements. It also identifies what else we can do to prevent fire and keep residents safe. ||Annually|
|Lift||Two passenger lifts.||Serviced every month. Thorough inspection (LOLER) every six months|
|Communal electrics ||Communal electrical installations such as wiring, sockets and lights are inspected and tested regularly.||Every five years|
|Communal gas boiler||None present – electric heating.||Does not apply|
|Dry riser||Used by firefighters to deliver water to all levels of the building.||Six monthly and annual servicing|
|Fire detection system||Such as fire alarms and smoke detectors.||Weekly testing and servicing every three months|
|Emergency lighting||Emergency lighting (or escape lighting) lights up a safe exit route if the mains power fails.||Programme of monthly and annual tests |
|Automatic Open Vent (AOV)||Smoke control ventilation system.||Monthly tests|